America is still religiously retarded

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America is still religiously retarded

Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with you people!



The film has sparked fierce debate on US Christian websites, with a typical comment dismissing evolution as "a silly theory with a serious lack of evidence to support it despite over a century of trying".

Jeremy Thomas, the Oscar-winning producer of Creation, said he was astonished that such attitudes exist 150 years after On The Origin of Specieswas published.

"That's what we're up against. In 2009. It's amazing," he said.

"The film has no distributor in America. It has got a deal everywhere else in the world but in the US, and it's because of what the film is about. People have been saying this is the best film they've seen all year, yet nobody in the US has picked it up.

"It is unbelievable to us that this is still a really hot potato in America. There's still a great belief that He made the world in six days. It's quite difficult for we in the UK to imagine religion in America. We live in a country which is no longer so religious. But in the US, outside of New York and LA, religion rules.

"Charles Darwin is, I suppose, the hero of the film. But we tried to make the film in a very even-handed way. Darwin wasn't saying 'kill all religion', he never said such a thing, but he is a totem for people."

Creation was developed by BBC Films and the UK Film Council, and stars Bettany's real-life wife Jennifer Connelly as Darwin's deeply religious wife, Emma. It is based on the book, Annie's Box, by Darwin's great-great-grandson, Randal Keynes, and portrays the naturalist as a family man tormented by the death in 1851 of Annie, his favourite child. She is played in the film by 10-year-old newcomer Martha West, the daughter of The Wire star Dominic West.

Early reviews have raved about the film. The Hollywood Reporter said: "It would be a great shame if those with religious convictions spurned the film out of hand as they will find it even-handed and wise."

Mr Thomas, whose previous films include The Last Emperor and Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence, said he hoped the reviews would help to secure a distributor. In the UK, special screenings have been set up for Christian groups.

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  Maybe this movie could

  Maybe this movie could have picked up some market share if it contained some really cool explosions and a few high speed car chases ?   Also, they should have cast Arnold in the lead role.

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Is evolution really more

Is evolution really more controversial than any of the other anti-American films I've seen at Walmart. I don't see how this movie can be more offensive to the average American than anything my Michael Moor. I think that the producer is asking for something unreasonble and using anti-evolution crazies to try to get what he wants.

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This is rather sad


I never can understand how the USA is the prime mover of scientific endeavour yet strapped bodily to this fundamentalist christianity.

No one wants to run a movie about Darwin in the heart of porno?

Now I understand the definition of evil - here I was thinking it was things that were actually wrong - but no!

Suddenly everything is a lot clearer.




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"I never can understand how

"I never can understand how the USA is the prime mover of scientific endeavour yet strapped bodily to this fundamentalist christianity"

It simply isn't. Canada discovers twice as much or more per capita, and Japan is between 6 months and a year ahead of everyone else. The US just pretends to be the forefront of science. Without NASA they'd do much of nothing at all. Sticking out tongue

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